What I want Buhari to be remembered for - Ehanire

Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire

Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health

Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire wants the present administration to be remembered for expanding healthcare delivery geared towards achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

He stated this during the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) ministerial forum in Abuja.

According to World Health Organisation (WHO), UHC means that all people have access to the health services they need, when and where they need them, without financial hardship.

Achieving UHC is one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals targets by 2030.

However, the minister said he was not sure if 50 per cent of Nigeria’s population was covered, so expanding coverage would really be a plus for the present administration.

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“So, healthcare services should reach everywhere, and the quality should continue to improve for Nigerians to have confidence in our health system.

“Doctors should also be proud of working in our country without thinking that they need to go abroad by all means to be happy.

“So, we want to get that right and that is what the administration wants to be recognised for.

“The president himself has made election promises to people, and they will also be happy with what he has been able to deliver under his own regime because what we are doing we are doing in his name”, he added.

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